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Cholera Victims Demand Haitian President Stand For Justice at UN General Assembly

BAI and Haitian cholera victims held a demonstration outside of the National Palace on Tuesday. They called on acting president Privert to include a call for justice for victims of UN-introduced cholera in his upcoming address to the General Assembly. Now that the UN has publicly admitted its role in introducing cholera, it is time for the Haitian government to publicly advocate for justice.

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President urged to demand cholera reparations at UN General Assembly

Samuel Maxime, Haiti Sentinel

September 16, 2016

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti ( – Haitians held a sit-in protest outside of the National Palace, Tuesday, the occasion of the opening of the 71st United Nations General Assembly, to demand their president call for damages from the UN for its role in the cholera outbreak during his speech to the body.

Following years of denial, in the face of countless research and investigations, the UN finally admitted its role in causing the epidemic that has killed more than 10,000. For this reason, victims and citizens believe nothing should hold back the State from finally acting on their behalf.

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